I have an analog TV, local brand “Proton”. As far as vintage, can’t say, but it has composite (Y, R,& W) and coax connectors on back. No S-video, component, etc. Picture quality is fine, but the sound is unacceptable. For some reason, often the sound is too low to be reasonably audible. Oddly, during commercials and the especially violent parts of HBO when the studio turns the sound up, the TV is actually too loud. The problem often presents itself while watching DVDs. I posted a thread in the past about DVDs and sound. Didn’t help. Want to look at this from a different angle now.
Old fart jokes aside, I want to do something to boost the sound for this TV. My first option is to purchase a new, huge LCD TV with a surround-sound stereo system … but I’m not going to do that now. So, on to Plan B. I’d like to determine what is the simpliest and least expensive method of getting more volume from this analog unit.
I’m thinking along the lines of auxiliary speakers that can be simply connected, and maybe controlled by the same volume control for the TV. For the McGyvers in the audience, I have two old stereo speakers sitting idle that would be ideal if they could be reasonably connected (normal speaker wire to the W/R part of the TV’s composite connectors???).
If not that, then some simple add-on amplifier unit (using new or these idle speakers).
Any ideas appreciated.